President Joe Biden seemed out of touch with reality when he told “60 Minutes” host Scott Pelley that the month-to-month inflation rate has “hardly risen” in an attempt to downplay the crisis.
Conservative host Glenn Beck talked about the President’s “unique” perspective about inflation and the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), two issues Americans face nowadays. He played clips of Biden’s interview with Pelley on “The Glenn Beck Program.”
“Mr. President, as you know, the annual inflation rate came in at 8.3 percent. The stock market nosedived. People are shocked by their grocery bills. What can you do better and faster?” Pelley started off his interview with Biden.
The president said that Pelley, as does the rest of the U.S., needed to put his views in perspective because the inflation rate month-to-month was “up just an inch, hardly at all.”
“No, I’m not saying it is good news, but it was 8.2 or 8.2 [percent] before. I mean… you’re making, make it sound like, all of a sudden, my God, it went to 8.2 percent.”
Shocked, Pelley interjected: “You’re not arguing that 8.3 [percent] is good news? It’s the highest inflation rate, Mr. President, in 40 years.”
While he acknowledged that inflation was indeed the highest in 40 years, he also expressed belief the U.S. is in a better position than media is giving credit for.
“But guess what we are? We’re in a position where for the last several months, it hasn’t spiked, it is just barely, it’s been basically even. And in the meantime, we created all these jobs,” Biden argued.
This interview is only the latest of Biden’s attempts to defend his economic policies. The White House also recently celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, despite the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling over 1,200 points on the same day.
The Inflation Reduction Act was passed with the intention of lowering prices for consumers as the current economic crisis has forced some Americans to rely on credit to pay for their basic necessities. (Related: Carol Roth: Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act forces Americans to pay more for everything in a “horror movie economy.”)
Biden: Pandemic is over in America
Inflation is not the only topic Biden seems to be out of touch with. In the same interview, he also claimed the pandemic is “over” in the United States. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. But the pandemic is over,” he said.
“If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape,” Biden pointed out, gesturing to the audience. “So I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it.”
However, his remarks contradicted the statements that his own administration made just earlier this month as they urged Americans to seek out booster shots ahead of predicted fall and winter waves.
Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s top COVID-19 official, told reporters on Sept. 6 that the pandemic isn’t over and that people need to remain vigilant. “Of course, we continue to look for and prepare for unforeseen twists and turns,” Jha said.
Moreover, federal health officials noted that the average COVID-19 deaths of around 400 per day nationwide remains too high. They also warned that a public health emergency declaration is expected to be renewed at least once more this year.
What Biden did correctly indicate is that COVID restrictions had been largely eliminated in the U.S. by local health departments and travel is back at pre-pandemic levels. The pace of new hospitalizations from the virus has also slowed dramatically following the summer wave driven by omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
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